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We have a company (calling it for example ABC Publishing LLC) that publishes books in graphics software. We are now planning to publish books on marketing and business topics. However, we want to publish these books (i.e. on marketing & business) under a different name, for example say Valley Books. However, I'm not sure whether we should register a company in the name of Valley Books separately? Or file a trademark for Valley Books? I have seen other publishers do this considering the example I cited in above they would call Valley Books is an imprint of ABC Publishing LLC.Thanks
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Trademarking Valley Books and registering as a DBA would suffice for your purposes as it would have a separate brand from the publishing company. However, all of the assets and liabilities of Valley Books would also be that of the LLC so if you wee intending to separate the assets of liabilities having a dba would not fulfill that purpose.

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Is filing a trademark necessary? Or would DBA alone would suffice? What must be done in order to separate assets/liabilities from brand name (i.e. valley books from example in this thread) and parent publishing company? Thanks
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Trademark is not necessary but would secured added protection on any brand protection. To separate assets and liabilities you must file separate LC's and maintained separate business records etc...

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What is separate LC's - did you mean LLC? Please clarify. Thanks
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Yes, I meant LLC's. Thanks.

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